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716moms is a free resource dedicated to helping moms find support and friendship in Western New York.

Our members include moms who work full-time and moms who stay at home, new moms and seasoned moms, single moms and married moms. We chat online in our private forum discussing everything from the best places to go for family fun in the area to the worst temper tantrums and all that lies between. We also meet up regularly at member organized events around the area.

Our site is currently closed to new registrations. However, we invite you to join us in our private group on Facebook where you will enjoy the same benefits that this site has brought our members!

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For the protection of our moms, we limit our membership to moms that live in the 716 area
and women that are pregnant or trying to conceive, and women that are planning to foster or adopt.

Community Rules & Guidelines

This community was created to provide a safe, private, environment where members can find friendship and support as mothers, mothers to be, and individuals. To ensure that this community can continue to offer this benefit, we require our membership to abide by the rules described below. It is the responsibility of each member of 716moms to be familiar with these rules and to honor them at all times. Failure to follow our community rules will result in a request to edit your post, your post being deleted and/or a disciplinary action. Failure to adhere to our rules may result in the termination of your membership.

  1. Rule 1 - Respect
    The number one rule at 716moms is to respect other members. We all come from different backgrounds, families and personal situations. It is inevitable that some members will not get along with others, however, each person deserves respect. Disrespectful behavior to a member or to our community or 716moms leadership could result in disciplinary action. If disagreements do occur, we expect them to be handled privately and not out in the public forums. If you feel you are being personally attacked in any way, please notify leadership immediately. #
  2. Rule 2 – A Safe & Private Environment
    Respect the privacy of all members including our leadership team. Information learned through private message, email, at events or on private forums cannot be shared without the permission of the member(s) involved. Additionally, information learned from any forum cannot be shared outside of our community without permission. Never divulge any private or personal information about another person in our community (including their real name) that the person has not allowed you to make public.

    We do everything possible to keep this a safe community, however this is the Internet. Do not post your address or phone number on our forums!!! If you would like to share this information with a member, please use our private messaging system. #
  3. Rule 3 - PC & PG13 Forums
    The content of our community should be fit for a 'PG-13' audience. Do not post any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, graphically sexual, obscene, indecent or unlawful topics, URLs or images. This includes swearing, graphic discussions about sex, and racial slurs. #
  4. Rule 4 - Flaming, Attacking & Trolling
    Treat others on this forum as you would expect to be treated. Hate posts and personal attacks on members will NOT be tolerated. You have the right to respectfully state your opinion to a topic thread, once. Any more than that and it is considered argumentative and unacceptable. Belittling other members of our community or posting to specifically provoke a negative response from an individual, a group or the entire community is not acceptable. These posts will be deleted and may result in disciplinary action. #
  5. Rule 5 - Advertising, Spam & Unsolicited Messages
    Contacting a member via email or private message to sell or promote your business is not allowed unless they have specifically asked for the information.

    You may not advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose on any forum other than as indicated. Posts of this nature located outside authorized areas will be deleted without notice. #
  6. Rule 6 - The Leadership Team
    This community leadership team is made up of volunteers. During their free time, they keep the forums active and positive. They have the ability to edit and/or delete posts should the situation arise. The leadership team's decision is final and any attempt to alter their edits or repost a deleted thread will be cause for disciplinary action.

    Our leadership team members are human and make mistakes too. Disagreements may occur; however as members of this community, they also deserve respect. If you feel that your post has been edited or deleted in error, please email admin@716moms.com for review. Leadership should not be a target for your displeasure, anger or unhappiness regarding a situation. If you do not agree with a decision, you are NOT entitled to start a thread arguing about the verdict or flaming any of the staff. Any such messages will be removed.

    If you have a problem with a manager or moderator please contact another member of our leadership team. #
  7. Rule 7 - Duplicate Posts, Bumping & Call-outs
    Intentionally posting duplicate topics across multiple forums is discouraged. Duplicate posts will be removed without notice. Bumping a post (replying just to push it up the list to benefit yourself) and posting expressly to increase your post count is not allowed.

    Please use our Private Messaging system to have personal discussions with members of our community. #
  8. Rule 8 - Fraudulent Accounts
    You may not impersonate another community member, allow others to access your account, attempt to access another account, or create an account specifically for the purpose of causing community harm. Also, accessing or using another member’s account or attempting to access another account is strictly prohibited. You are responsible for keeping your personal log-in information, including your password, private. Sharing of memberships or screen names is not allowed. Knowingly or unknowingly allowing anyone else to access your account could result in disciplinary action including having your membership permanently terminated. #
  9. Rule 9 - Commerce & Charitable Requests
    716moms is in no way involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers in our community, or in unverified charitable requests. Both parties accept full accountability for any transactions occurring within this community. We accept no responsibility for the legality, safety, accuracy, or legitimacy of items or charitable requests listed on the forums. #
  10. Rule 10 - Business Reviews
    Please keep reviews and posts about businesses, organizations or professionals limited to your own personal experience. Negative feedback could destroy someone's livelihood, so keep posts factual avoiding name calling or hearsay. #
  11. Events & Activities - Code of Conduct

    These codes of conduct are intended for events including playdates and other activities at-home or in public places. These guidelines have been established in order to allow our children to play and have fun in a healthy and safe environment. Each 716moms.com member is responsible for her own child's behavior. We have to remember that there is not a right or wrong way of parenting; we are not here to judge each other.

    For the Safety of Our Children #
  12. Rule 1 - Illness
    Please be considerate about taking your child to a playdate if you think he/she is sick. Unlike adults, children have a tendency to spread illness twice as fast (hands on mouth to hands on toys, wiping their nose on the back of their sleeves, etc.). In order to keep our group as healthy as possible, please take a look at our illness policy when making the decision about whether or not your child should attend an event.

    Illness Policy
    For the health and safety of all our moms and kids, please stay home if you or your child shows any of these symptoms within the 24 hours of an event. You should remain at home until you/your child are/is free of symptoms for 24 hours. This is for your protection as resistance is low when you are ill and you are more susceptible to other infections.

    • a temperature of 100 degrees or higher
    • nausea, diarrhea or vomiting
    • a rash
    • eye, ear or nasal discharge, other than clear
    • acute sore throat
    • uncontrollable coughing #
  13. Rule 2 - Timing
    We know being a mom means you aren’t always on schedule, however please try to be considerate when you are signed up for an event or playdate. Let the hostess know if you might be late or if you change your mind. Likewise, avoid being too early (when it comes to events at a private location). Some mamas might still be finishing up with their tidying just minutes before guests walk in the door, or a child's napping schedule may be affected by an unexpected arrival. Take in consideration that the hostess too, has children and they may need to take naps, or have errands to run after the playdate. #
  14. Rule 3 - Be Mindful of Your Children
    Each member is responsible for her own child's behavior. We have to remember that there is not a right or wrong way of parenting; we are not here to judge each other. While we enjoy playdates as much as the children, to socialize with other moms, it's important to remember that the children are the reason we are there. Be responsible and keep an eye on your children. You should be checking on them regularly to avoid any incidents. While each mom is responsible for their own child’s behavior, if you see something and can prevent an injury by stepping in, do so. It takes a village to raise a child!

    Aggressive or inappropriate behaviors from any child will not be tolerated and should necessitate immediate action from the mother.

    • Aggressive behavior including: hitting, kicking, hair pulling, etc. - if any of these behaviors occur, the mother should remove her child from the area. After a short bit of time, this child can resume the activity. If this behavior does not cease, then the child and mother should leave the event. If the child is participating in a behavior or activity that puts other children in danger of being injured they should leave the immediate area. If the child does not discontinue the behavior the mother and child shall leave the event.
    • Behavior that includes spitting on others, biting or urinating in public view – requires that child to be removed from the area by his/her mother. If another attempt it made, then the child and mother must leave the event.
    • If a child is consistently having behavioral problems that have warranted his/her removal from several activities, the mother may be asked to refrain from attending events until that child's aggressive or anti-social behavior is under control. #
  15. Rule 4 - Environmental Safety
    Children should not be allowed to stand, climb, or jump on or from any furniture, stairs or railings. If your child damages or breaks something (valuable or not), it is your responsibility to offer to repair or replace it. Children should always stay in designated play areas. #
  16. Rule 5 - Allergies
    If applicable, inform others of allergies beforehand. Please monitor your own children at events which include food to ensure that they do not accidentally eat something they are allergic to. Don’t feed anyone else's children without getting permission from their mother. Some events may be classified or designated as allergen free. Please be mindful and respect the rules of these events as it may jeopardize the health or life of another member or their child. #
  17. Rule 6 - Disease Parties
    716moms does NOT endorse or encourage health illness playdates, parties or events to expose children and/or adults to viruses or illnesses (including but not limited to measles, chickenpox or rubella) that may cause serious health related issues, injury or may lead to death. Please be advised that members who elect to do so must coordinate such "parties" outside of 716moms forums or events.

    We at 716moms want to make sure that every member and child's safety is our number one priority. Questions related to this disclaimer can be directed to admin@716moms.com.

    We also ask members who participate in disease parties to use common sense and personal discretion by not attending other official events during the incubation period or during active illness to avoid exposing those who wish to avoid the virus. #
  18. To Protect Our Moms #
  19. Rule 1 - Respect Your Fellow Mom
    • No member shall use obscene/abusive language or gestures toward any other member of the group or their children.
    • Members shall refrain from malicious gossip/harassment regarding other members of the group or our community.
    • All members shall be considerate and respectful of public property or to the property of other members.
    • Members will not use events as a way to promote their business. It's fine to discuss what you do and answer questions but unsolicited product/service information during events is not permitted. #
  20. Rule 2 - Weather Disclaimer
    Buffalo weather can be unpredictable no matter the season. While we all do our best to prepare for whatever weather we may have, it's not always possible to predict what will happen.

    Please watch the forum, calendar and your inbox if you've RSVP'd yes for an event as a host may have to cancel on short notice due to inclement weather. If you're unsure of the weather conditions or you're not comfortable driving in inclement weather, please stay safe at home.
    If you'll be traveling through or to an area with a travel advisory, please use your best judgment or stay safe at home. If the event you're going to is in an area with a travel ban, please DO NOT attempt to go and- you guessed it, stay safe at home.

    Story time at the library, coffee and breakfast at Panera, open gym at Rolly Pollies will all be there when the storms have passed. Please don't risk your safety to attend any of our events. #
  21. Rule 3 - Husbands/Significant Others at Events
    Our community's events are primarily for our moms and their children. Most events will specify whether your husband or significant other is invited to come along (and they are always welcome at family events) but if you're not sure, please PM the event hostess JUST to be on the safe side. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact admin@716moms.com. #
  22. Business Member Rules

    Business Owners and Momtrepreneurs are members of our community too. We appreciate the value and resources they can provide to our group. However, we would like you to keep the following rules in mind. If there is anything that is unclear, please feel free to contact our leadership team by PMing 716admin or emailing: admin@716moms.com. #
  23. Rule 1 - Purpose
    Your purpose in joining 716moms.com or posting should not be to promote, advertise, or otherwise call attention to your site, blog, product, or business. Most of our members are here to find support, advice, or events to participate in. If members ask about something you are experienced in, it is okay to offer advice and recommendations. It is not ok to try and make a sale. #
  24. Rule 2 - Advertising/Promotions
    All members are allowed to advertise their business in their signature. Promotions may include a text-only link.

    All members are allowed one post per month (including a photo & links) in the 716moms Business forum when they hit 50+ posts. Please PM 716admin to be added once you meet the requirements.

    All members can have their business listed in our 716moms Business Listing forum. This is a permanent directory, view-able by our members. #
  25. Rule 3 - Business Events
    Business Members are allowed to post about an event for their business once per month in the Events and Activities Around Town forum. Members may not, however, post events that are personally profitable to our site calendar. If you are hosting an event that you think would be beneficial to our members, please PM 716admin or email admin@716moms.com to discuss calendar inclusion. #
  26. Please review the Rules and Guidelines posted in our 716 Business forum for additional information. For any other questions PM 716admin. Thank you! #
  27. In Closing…
    Since we can't have a rule to cover everything, this is the rule to cover everything. While our community and groups are for members only, there are many members and you should behave no differently than you would in any other public place.

    716moms reserves the right to choose the guidelines of objectionable content based on its knowledge of users and company policy. These issues are left to the discretion of the leadership team, but may include any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, misleading, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, racist, sexist, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy or that otherwise violates any law or encourages conduct constituting a criminal offense.

    716moms.com reserves the right to amend these rules at any time without notice. #
  28. Property of 716moms.com
    The entire website, including our membership list, forum names and website content is property of 716moms.com. It is not yours to use, share or duplicate outside of this website. Please tell others about this community but do not utilize the site name in any other way without permission from the community Leadership Team (including promotional, charitable and political activities).

    If you have a problem with a business please do not mention your association with 716moms.com unless you have permission from the Leadership Team to speak for the community as a whole. No member has permission to speak on behalf of the organization without the express permission of the Founders of 716moms.com. #